Activities for students stuck on campus for Thanksgiving break

Ellie Rambo, Staff Reporter

Although many students travel home for Thanksgiving, others decide to spend their break on campus for a variety of reasons.

“It’s too far and too costly to go home,” said sophomore Megan Ramirez, who is from Honolulu, Hawaii. Ramirez says that round-trip plane tickets from Cleveland to Hawaii can cost more than $1,000. “I will be kind of bummed that I’m not going home, but I didn’t last year, so I’m used to it,” said Ramirez.

Ramirez still plans to celebrate the holiday, however.

“We’re going to make Thanksgiving dinner and then we’re going to go Black Friday shopping,” she said.

Sophomore Monica Flanigan is not going home to Cincinnati for Thanksgiving break, because “it’s only a few weeks before we go home for winter break anyway.”

Flanigan plans to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which will be open all weekend, except for Thanksgiving Day.

Most museums in University Circle have regular hours during Thanksgiving weekend, and are only closed on Thanksgiving Day itself. Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to visit Cleveland museums, especially since many of them update their exhibits in November. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will feature a new exhibit about Elvis Presley starting on Nov. 29, and the Cleveland Museum of Art is currently featuring exhibits of portrait miniatures and sculptures from the Congo.

The Cleveland Orchestra will be performing at Severance Hall Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 after returning from a recent trip through Europe. Their Thanksgiving weekend concert is titled “Barber, Copland and the Common Man.”

If students head downtown to Playhouse Square, they can get into the Christmas spirit the day after Thanksgiving with productions of “A Christmas Story” and “A Christmas Carol,” which run through December.